Mayor Richard C. Irvin Honors America’s Fallen Service Members in Memorial Day Parade

Aurora, IL - On the last Monday in May, Mayor Richard C. Irvin and the city of Aurora came together to commemorate service members who died protecting our nation with the annual Memorial Day Parade. From local businesses to youth organizations, Mayor Irvin walked in and helped lead the parade through the streets of downtown Aurora.

Joining Mayor Irvin, the parade was grand marshaled by Aurora native and World War II veteran Dick Miller, who will turn 98 this summer. The parade also featured the five local business owners unveiled as “Aurora’s goddesses,” celebrating Aurora Downtown, the association of business owners for the city's central business district, and their new "goddess" logo.

Mayor Irvin greeted a crowd of thousands who attended the parade and enjoyed performances from school marching bands and dance teams. The city themed the parade “Remembrance and Respect,” which saluted those who sacrificed our nation’s freedoms. Having proudly served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm during his time in the Army, Mayor Irvin personally commends the allegiance to protecting our nation demonstrated by fallen service members.

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